Brookfield Canada Office Properties (NYSE: BOXC) and One Liberty Properties (NYSE:OLP) are both financials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Brookfield Canada Office Properties and One Liberty Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 0 3 0 0 2.00
One Liberty Properties 0 3 0 0 2.00

Brookfield Canada Office Properties presently has a consensus target price of $29.50, indicating a potential upside of 18.19%. One Liberty Properties has a consensus target price of $24.83, indicating a potential downside of 0.90%. Given Brookfield Canada Office Properties’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Brookfield Canada Office Properties is more favorable than One Liberty Properties.

Volatility and Risk

Brookfield Canada Office Properties has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, One Liberty Properties has a beta of 0.83, suggesting that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Brookfield Canada Office Properties and One Liberty Properties’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Brookfield Canada Office Properties N/A N/A N/A $1.16 21.52
One Liberty Properties $74.78 million 6.24 $48.43 million $1.17 21.42

One Liberty Properties has higher revenue and earnings than Brookfield Canada Office Properties. One Liberty Properties is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Brookfield Canada Office Properties, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

20.1% of Brookfield Canada Office Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.7% of One Liberty Properties shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of One Liberty Properties shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Brookfield Canada Office Properties and One Liberty Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brookfield Canada Office Properties 7.64% 1.26% 0.65%
One Liberty Properties 29.14% 7.49% 2.92%

Dividends

Brookfield Canada Office Properties pays an annual dividend of $0.97 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. One Liberty Properties pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Brookfield Canada Office Properties pays out 83.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. One Liberty Properties pays out 147.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Brookfield Canada Office Properties has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Summary

One Liberty Properties beats Brookfield Canada Office Properties on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Brookfield Canada Office Properties Company Profile

Brookfield Canada Office Properties is a Canada-based real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company invests, develops and operates commercial office properties in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver. The Company’s commercial-property portfolio consists of interests in approximately 25 properties totaling approximately 21.1 million square feet, including approximately 4.0 million square feet of parking and other. The Company’s development portfolio consists of the Brookfield Place Calgary East development site totaling approximately 1.4 million square feet in Calgary. The Company also invests in ongoing maintenance and capital improvement projects. The Company focuses on the markets, which include financial, government and energy sectors, which are primarily located in the cities of Toronto and Calgary. Its properties include 2 Queen Street East, Queen’s Quay Terminal, Exchange Tower, Bankers Hall Retail, Suncor Energy Centre, Jean Edmonds Tower and Royal Centre.

One Liberty Properties Company Profile

One Liberty Properties, Inc. is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company acquires, owns and manages a geographically diversified portfolio consisting of retail, industrial, flex, and health and fitness properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned 114 properties and participated in joint ventures that own five properties. These 119 properties are located in 30 states and have an aggregate of approximately 10.1 million square feet (including an aggregate of approximately 1.2 million square feet at properties owned by its joint ventures). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s property locations included Fort Mill, South Carolina; Royersford, Pennsylvania; Round Rock, Texas; W.Hartford, Connecticut; Delport, Missouri; Brooklyn, New York City; Lakemoor, Illinois; Tucker, Georgia; Cedar Park, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Sandy Springs, Georgia; Wichita, Kansas; Melville, New York; Ronkonkoma, New York, and Niles, Illinois.

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